Kidney cyst is a kidney disease which can not be cured, and it can damage patients’ health severely. To improve their condition, patients should learn to change their life habits, among which their diet is an important ingredient that can influence their disease. Thereby, what food to eat for patients with kidney cysts?
Appropriate protein intake
Protein is important to our health, so enough amount of protein should be guaranteed. Besides, there are eight kinds of protein that can not be produced by ourselves, so patients should take high-quality protein, such as egg white, meat, fish, milk, etc. But too much protein intake can produce much metabolic wastes, which will aggravate kidney workload, so patients should avoid taking excess protein. The right amount for healthy people is 0.8 g/kg, and patients with kidney cyst should regulate their intake based on this value.
Much vitamins intake
Vitamin is important to body health, and it can boost our immunity. For example, vitamin A is beneficial to prevent infection, and it is important for the health of eye and bone. Thereby, it is very important for patients to take abundant vitamin, and vitamin can be gotten from fruits and vegetables.
Low sodium intake
Patients with kidney cyst often have hypertension and edema, so they should reduce the sodium intake, because too much sodium can cause and aggravate these symptoms. A major cause of edema is the retention of sodium and water, and too much sodium can also increase the osmotic pressure of blood, which may cause hypertension. So foods which contain much salt should be avoided, like pickled foods.
In addition, patients should avoid taking foods that are not clean. They also should avoid irritant foods, like pepper. Besides, patients had better avoid having monophagia, because long-time mnophagia can cause some nutrients’ shortage, and then cause damage to patients’ health.